Friday, December 29, 2017

What To See In 2018 Part 3

CatsMy Fair Lady
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
1st Preview: March 15, 2018
Opens: April 19, 2018

Yesterday I wrote a blog about this show. Look let's face it. My Fair Lady is a classic, and quite frankly it's been way too long since this beloved musical as seen the bright lights of Broadway. Therefore I for one am looking forward to seeing this beloved musical back on Broadway for the first time in almost twenty-five years.

Now believe it or not but I have never seen the show before. Oh sure I've seen the Academy Award winning film, as well as read the show's Tony Award winning libretto. But I have never seen the show live on stage. Finally here's my chance.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2
Lyric Theatre
1st Preview: March 16, 2018
Opens: April 22, 2018

Now I'll be honest. I have never read any of the harry Potter books, nor have I seen any of the award winning films. But even I know this is going to be the event of the system. Tickets for the two- part show has been selling like crazy ever since it went on sale in early October. Now that doesn't mean you can't get tickets. It just means they may be a little more expensive than other shows.

Rocktopia
Broadway Theatre
1st Preview: March 20, 2018
Opens: April 29, 2018

The Iceman ComethNow I know nothing about this show except for what I read online. From what I can gather, Rocktopia is a nutshell "Broadway meets Rock and Roll". Featuring a slew of Broadway and recording artists, a five piece rock band, a twenty piece orchestra, and a choir of forty, Rocktopia poses the idea that if Mozart and Beethoven were alive today, they would be rock stars. Sounds logical to me.

The Iceman Cometh
Bernard B. Jacobs
1st Preview: March 22, 2018
Opens: April 26, 2008

Now I have been going to Broadway shows for the better part of two decades. Thankfully because of the industry I work in, I have been lucky to see a lot of shows for free, or at a substantial discount. However I know for a fact that this show will not be offering any kind of discount.

Why? Well it may have something do with the fact that the show is starring Tony and Academy Award winner Denzel Washington. Which means it's time to break open that old piggy bank of mine. Trust me. It will be worth it.

Well that includes Part 3 in my ongoing series on the 2017-2018 Broadway season. Stay tuned for Part 4 next week. Until next time theatre fans.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Customer Story

AladdinToday's customer story comes all the way from the great state of New York. In fact, it's just a train ride away. No I'm not talking about Brooklyn or Queens. Nor am I talking about the Bronx. Why it's none other than the birth place of music icon and my favorite singer Billy Joel.

That's right. I'm talking about Long Island. Earlier today, I received a call from a long time customer of ours, who wanted to treat her three granddaughter's to a Broadway show. Her choice? Disney's new hit musical Aladdin. Although I guess technically it's not new anymore, since it will be celebrating it's fourth year on Broadway in the Spring.

Anyway after finding out what day they wanted to see it, I asked them where they wanted to sit. Thankfully she is just like me, and wanted to sit in the Front Mezzanine. In the end, I got them great seats in the Center Front Mezzanine, and at a rate that was even lower than she was expecting. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Broadway Revival Of My Fair Lady Now On Sale

Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica & Linda Mugleston Join MY FAIR LADY on Broadway!Can this season get any better? First it was announced that Rodger's and Hammerstein's beloved classic Carousel was returning to the Great White Way. Not only that, but less than a week later, another landmark musical will return to Broadway for the first time in over two decades.

My Fair Lady, which premiered on Broadway over sixty-years ago, is set to begin previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on March 15, 2018, with opening night scheduled for April 19.

The show, which is being directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I), stars Emmy nominee Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), as Eliza Doolittle, and Harry Hadden-Paton(Downton Abbey) as Professor Henry Higgins.

Rounding out the cast are fellow Tony Award winners Diane Rigg (Game Of Thrones, Medea), as Mrs. Higgins, and Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can). Some cast huh? By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you have come to the right place. We sell it. In fact we sell every new play and musical set to open this season. Get your tickets to see My Fair Lady on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Customer Story

SpongeBob SquarePantsToday's customer story comes all the way from South Carolina. Travelers Rest to be exact. Last week I received a call from a a woman who was planning a trip to New York next month, and wanted to take in a show or two while she and her husband were here.

I asked her how she had heard of us, and she said she went to google and typed in Broadway theatre tickets and guess what? We came up. Surprise, surprise. Anyway after finding out the exact dates she would be here, I asked her what she wanted to see?

Her choice? Why none other than two of this year's most well received shows. That's right. I'm talking about Hello Dolly and Broadway's newest show, SpongeBob SquarePants. Two very different  shows for sure, but both a lot of fun. Now when we first started talking I asked her if she had a preference of either Orchestra or Front Mezzanine.

Now I have as always been a Front Mezzanine guy. Especially for a musical. In my opinion, it is just a better view as you are looking straight down, and you don't have to worry about someone blocking your view as you are elevated. Sounds like a win-win to me. Luckily she agreed with me, and in the end I got her great seats in the Front Mezzanine, and at a price that was lower than she was expecting. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Is Just Days Away

Image result for christmas in new york logoThat's right theatre fans. Christmas is almost here. Now I don't know about you, but Christmas has always been on of my favorite holiday's. In fact, one of my favorite theatre memories happened during my first Christmas in New York. On that night, I saw She Loves Me at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Now for those of you that aren't familiar with the show, it takes place during the Christmas holidays. I mean can you think of a better way to celebrate the holiday? I sure can't. After the show, I headed to Rockefeller Center to see the tree. What a perfect night!

Now believe it or not, but in all the years that I have lived in New York, I have never been to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Oh well. I'm sure I will see it someday. I mean it's not like it's going anywhere right? Let's hope not. That's the great thing about New York during the holiday's. There is something for everyone. Happy Holidays!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

What To See In 2018 Part 2

CarouselThree Tall Women
John Golden Theatre
1st Preview: February 27, 2018
Opens: March 29. 2018

Broadway debut of a Pulitzer Prize winning play starring three award wining actresses? Check. And direction by a two-time Tony Award winning director? Check. Well that's all I need.Three Tall Women, by Tony Award winner Edward Albee, will make it's Broadway debut at the John Golden Theatre. The show, which premiered in Australia in 1992, prior to it's Off-Broadway debut in 1994, will open at the John Golden Theatre this Spring.

The show which won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, stars Tony and Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, Tony Award nominee Allison Pill, and two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson, who is making her return to the stage in thirty-years.And oh yeah I almost forgot, directing the show is two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Wicked, Take Me Out). Trust me theatre fans. This is a must see.

Carousel
Imperial Theatre
1st Preview: February 28, 2018
Opens: April 12, 2018

Mean GirlsI can't begin to tell you how I excited I am to see this show. Not only is Carousel one of my favorite show's of all time, but it is starring one of my favorite actresses of the past few years. That's right. I am talking about Tony Award winner Jesse Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress).

Oh but wait. It get's better. Joining her in this beloved musical are Tony nominee Joshua Henry (Shuffle Along, Hamilton), and opera diva Renee Fleming, who is making her Broadway debut. That alone is worth the price of admission don't you think?

Lobby Hero
Helen Hayes Theatre
1st Preview: March 1, 2018
Opens: March 26, 2018

What a way to launch the reopening of one of Broadway's most historic theatre's. Lobby Hero, which will open at the newly renovated Helen Hayes Theatre, will mark the Broadway debut of the Kenneth Lonergan comedy. Starring Chris Evans (Captain America), and Michael Cera (Arrested Development, The Lego Batman Movie). Well I'm sold.

Mean Girls
August Wilson Theatre
1st Preview: March 12, 2018
Opens: April 9, 2018

You've seen the movie. Now see the show live on stage. Only this time, it's a big splashy Broadway musical. Writing the book for the new musical, is the film's original screenwriter Emmy winner Tina Fey, with music by fellow Emmy winner Jeff Richmond (30 Rock), and lyrics by Tony nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blond). Direction and choreography is by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw. If there was ever a sure hit it's this one.

Well that concludes Part 2 at my look at the 2017-2018 Broadway season. Check out Part 3 next week. Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Get Your Tickets To See This Year's Edition Of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Image result for radio city christmas spectacular logoThat's right theatre fans. You only have two more week's to see this year's edition of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The show, which is celebrating it's eighty-fourth year at the historic Radio City Music Hall, will play it's final performance on January 1. 2018.

Now for those of you who have never seen the show, there is no better time than right now. In fact if you call right now, you can get tickets to see this beloved holiday favorite at prices that can't be beat.

Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru December 25, it is not good for every performance, and like always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Your holiday's won't be the same without it. Until next time theatre fans.

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Customer Story

AladdinToday's customer story comes all the way from "Down Under". That's right. I am talking about the beautiful country known as Australia. I am basing it's beauty of course, on the many pictures that I have seen over the years, as I have unfortunately never visited there before.

In fact, I have never even been outside the United States. Oh well. Maybe some day. Anyway, last week a customer called wanting to see if she could get tickets to see Aladdin while she was visiting New York later this month.

Now I said call, but I actually meant Boldchat. What's that you say? Well I'll tell you. Now everyone's heard of instant messaging before right? Of course you have. Although now we call it Facebook Messenger don't we? Well it's exactly like that.

You simply click on the "Live Chat" on our website, and within seconds one of the friendly ticket experts at Applause is at your disposal. It's as simple as that. In the end I got her great seats in the Front Mezzanine, and at a price that was lower than they had seen on another site. Another satisfied customer. Will you be next?

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

What To See In 2018 Part 1

Escape to MargaritavilleJohn Lithgow: Stories By Heart
American Airlines Theatre
1st Preview: December 21, 2017
Opens: January 11, 2018
Closes: March 4, 2018

Two-time Emmy and Tony Award winner John Lithgow on Broadway? Count me in theatre fans. John Lithgow: Stories By Heart, which previously played throughout the United Sates and London, will begin previews at the American Airlines Theatre on December 21. The one-man show, which runs thru March 4, is being directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan.

So what is the show all about? Well according to a production source, "Stories By Heart, evokes memories of family, explores and expands the limits of the actor's craft, and masterfully conjures a cast of indelible characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P.G. Wodehouse. Well I'm sold.

Escape To Margaritaville
Marquis Theatre
1st Preview: February 16, 2018
Opens: March 15, 2018

Unlike several of my co-workers, I am not a big Jimmy Buffet fan. Don't get me wrong. I like some of his music. I mean anyone that came up with a song about eating cheeseburgers on a tropical island is o.k. in my book. The show, which features a book by Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope), and Mike O'Malley (Glee,Yes Dear), tells the story of Tully, a part-time bartender/singer who meets and falls and love with a overly ambitious tourist named Rachel, who makes Tully question his entire future. Hmmm. Maybe I will check it out. Plus it's being directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, who won the award for directing my favorite show from last season, Come From Away.

Frozen
St. James Theatre
1st Preview: February 22, 2018
Opens: March 22, 2018

Ah yes. It's time for Disney to unveil it's latest creation. Frozen, which is based on the award winning film of the same name hit's the Broadway stage this February. Look I may not be the biggest fan in the world, but even I know this show is going to be a big fat hit. Look for the show to win a slew of awards at next year's Tony's.

Angels In America
Neil Simon Theatre
1st Preview: February 23, 2018
Opens: March 21, 2018

One of the theatre's most celebrated work's of the twentieth century, is headed back to the Great White Way in a thrilling new production. The show, which broke box office records in London earlier this year, will return to Broadway for a limited engagement of only eighteen weeks. Tickets are going fast so don't delay.

So there you have it. Which one will you see? Stay tuned for Part 2 in my ongoing look at the season ahead. Until next time theatre fans.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Final Weeks To See Tony Award Winner Bette Midler In Hello Dolly

Related imageThat's right theatre fans. Time is running out to see Bette Midler in the role she was born to play. Hello Dolly, which won four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical of the Year, will say goodbye to it's Tony Award winning leading lady on January 14, 2018.

But don't fret theatre fans, because their is a light at the end of the tunnel.Why? Because replacing the Divine Miss M is none other than two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters.I think the show is in good hands don't you?

Not only that, but joining Ms. Peters in the role of Horace Vandergelder is four-time Tony nominee Victor Garber (Alias, Titanic).It just get's better and better now doesn't it? Both stars are scheduled to begin performances on January 20. 2018.  Now for those of you who want tickets to see Hello Dolly you are in luck. We sell it. Get your tickets to see Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber in Hello Dolly on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Broadway New Year's Schedule

Image result for new years eve logoThat's right theater fan's. It's almost time to say goodbye to 2017, and hello to 2018. And what better way to ring in the new year than by seeing a Broadway show.

Now as I'm sure you know, very few shows play on New Year's Eve. In fact the only two that are playing are Once On This Island at 3pm, and Junk at 7pm.

The good news, is that there are nine shows playing on New Year's Day, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Oh and did I mention that we will be selling tickets to each and every one of those shows? Well we will.. Not only that, but are phone lines will be open for both days.

How many companies do you know that offer that kind of service? Not too many my friends. So why not give us a try? You'll be glad you did. Happy New Year's!

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SHOWSun. Dec. 31Mon. Jan. 1Tue. Jan. 2Wed. Jan. 3Thu. Jan. 4Fri. Jan. 5Sat. Jan. 6
Aladdin1pm, 6:30pmDARK7pm1p, 7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Anastasia3pmDARK7:30pm2pm, 7:30pm7:30pm8pm2pm, 8pm
The Band's Visit3pmDARK7pm2pm, 7pm7pm2pm, 8pm2pm, 8pm
Beautiful2pm, 7pmDARK7pm2pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
The Book of Mormon2pm, 7pmDARK7pm7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
A Bronx Tale3pmDARK7pm2pm, 7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory1pm, 6:30pm7pm7pm1pmDARK8pm2pm, 8pm
Chicago2:30pm, 7pm8pm8pm2:30pm, 8pm8pm8pm2:30pm, 8pm
The Children2pmDARK7pm2pm, 7pm8pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Come From Away3pmDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Dear Evan Hansen3pmDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Farinelli and the King3pmDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Hamilton3pmDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Hello, Dolly!2pmDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
John Lithgow: Stories by Heart3pmDARK8pm2pm, 8pm8pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Junk3pmDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Kinky Boots3pmDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Latin History for Morons3pmDARK7pm7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
The Lion King1pm, 6:30pmDARK7pm2pm, 7pm8pm8pm2pm, 8pm
M. Butterfly3pm7pm7pm2pm, 7:30pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Meteor Shower3pmDARK7pm2pm, 8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Miss Saigon4pm8pm7pm2pm, 8pmDARK8pm2pm, 8pm
Once on This Island3pm, 7:30pm8pm7pm2pmDARK8pm2pm, 8pm
The Parisian Woman3pmDARK7pm2pm, 7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
The Phantom of the OperaDARK8pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm8pm2pm, 8pm
The Play That Goes Wrong3pm8pm7pm2pm, 7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
School of Rock2pm, 7pm7pm7pm2pm, 7pmDARK8pm2pm, 8pm
SpongeBob SquarePants1pm, 6:30pmDARK7pm2pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Waitress2pm, 7pm7pm7pm2pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm
Wicked2pm, 7pmDARK7pm7pm7pm8pm2pm, 8pm

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Phantom Winter Sale

The Phantom of the OperaThat's right theatre fans. Now is the best time to see Broadway's longest running show. The Phantom of the Opera, which will celebrate it's thirtieth anniversary next month on the Great White Way, is now available at prices that are lower than any other time of the year. Growing up in Illinois, the show was a personal favorite of mine.

So imagine how excited I was, when I finally got the chance to see the show just a few months after arriving here. Suffice to say I loved it. Now did I ever think I would still be writing about the show all these years later? No. Trust me. I'm probably not the only one. Yet here we are all these years later, and the show is just as popular as it was thirty years ago. Who would have thought?

Now as I mentioned at the beginning of this blog, it is now possible to see this award wining musical at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru February 25, 2018, it is not good for Saturday evening performances, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see The Phantom on the Opera on Broadway at the Majestic Theater on Broadway. You will love it. Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Applause Gift Certificates: The Perfect Gift For The Holidays

Gift CertificateThat's right theatre fans. The holidays are just around the corner. In fact, Hanukkah starts tomorrow, with Christmas to follow in fourteen days. And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with an Applause Theatre Gift Certificate.

You pick the amount and we will do the rest. It's that easy. Plus not only is the certificate good for one year, it is good for any show or event around the world. Let me guess. You thought it was just for Broadway didn't you?

Well it's not. Plus Applause is open seven days a week. 365 days a year. That means we are always here to help with all of your ticket needs. So why not give us a try? You'll glad you did. Happy Holiday's everyone!

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Friday, December 08, 2017

J'S Top Ten Shows Of 2017

Image result for top ten logoWhere oh where has the time gone? Can you believe that the year is almost over? I sure can't. Which brings me to today's blog. Every year, numerous publications like Time Magazine and the New York Times publish their year end lists of their favorite theatre shows.

Therefore, I figured I would share with you my favorite productions from this year. Also note that this list is not limited to only shows that opened this year, but simply a list of ones that I have seen in 2017. Enjoy!

1.) Avenue Q-. An oldie, but a goodie. Winner of the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical of the Year, Avenue Q remains one of the funniest shows in town.

2.) Oslo- Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Play of the Year, unfortunately only played for a limited run. I for one am glad I got to see it before it was too late.

3.) School of Rock- After more than two years on Broadway, I finally got around to seeing it. All I can say is, "It was well worth the wait!"

4.) Cruel Intentions: The Musical- Now I know what you're thinking.They made a musical out of one of the 90's most classic films? You know what? It was a genius idea. The show is only playing thru January 29 so get your tickets now.

5.) Beautiful- Another long running musical that I had still never seen until now. Jukebox musicals have always been sort of hit or miss with me. I loved Jersey Boys. Mamma Mia? Not so much. How about Beautiful? I loved it. Enough said.

6.) Waitress- The movie is a favorite of mind. Hard to believe it's been ten years since this wonderful film captured the heart's of millions around the world. Thanks to it's writers and the rest of it's creative team, Waitress The Musical has continued to do the same eight times a week on Broadway.

7.) Miss Saigon- Growing up in Illinois, I wasn't exposed to a lot of theater except for the shows I starred in during high school. Thank goodness for my teachers who introduced me to shows like this one. Twenty-five years after seeing it for the first time, Miss Saigon still remains one of my favorite shows.

8.) A Doll's House Part 2- Now I 'll admit that I was a little hesitant about seeing the show. Not that I'm sure it wasn't going to be good. After all, it was starring Academy Award winner Chris Cooper, and Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf, who would go on to win a Tony Award for her performance. My concern was that I had never seen A Dolls House. Of course I worried for nothing. It was brilliant.

9.) Prince Of Broadway- Let's face it. Without Harold Prince, the Broadway landscape as we know it today would be very different. Harold Prince is what Broadway is all about. One of the most enjoyable evenings I have had in the theatre in a very long time.

10.) Hamilton- I know what you're thinking. The most successful musical of the past decade was your tenth favorite show of the year? No. I was simply just saving the best for last. Now nothing will ever top Rent as my favorite show of all time. But this one is a close second.

So there you have it. My top ten shows of 2017. How many have you seen? Oh and don't forget that Applause sells tickets for all of these shows. Well those that are still running of course. Live theatre. There is nothing like it. Until next time theatre fans.

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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Get Tickets To See Anastasia On Broadway For Less

AnastasiaStill haven't seen Anastasia yet? Well theatre fans there is no better time than right now. The show, which is based on the award winning 1997 film, premiered in 2016 at the Hartford Stage prior to it's Broadway premier in April 2017. Now I have never seen the film. No big shock there as I am not a big fan of animated films. Especially the musical ones. But who cares what I think right? The show is doing just fine without me.

In fact since the show opened, it has constantly grossed over a million dollars a week at the box office. I guess it's a hit. Now that doesn't mean you can't get tickets. In fact if you call right now, you can get tickets to this enchanting musical at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good from January 9, 2018 thru March 8, 2018, it is for select seats only, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Anastasia on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.



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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Farinelli And The King Now In Previews At The Belasco Theatre

Farinelli and the KingThat's right theatre fans. One of this season's most highly anticipated new shows is ready to take the Great White Way by storm. Farinelli and the King, which stars three-time Tony Award winner and one-time Academy Award winner Mark Rylance, began previews last night at the Belasco Theatre, with opening night scheduled for December 17.

The show, which will play a limited engagement thru March 25, 2018, premiered at the Sam Wanamaker Theatre in February 2015, prior to it's acclaimed sold-out run at the Duke of York Theatre from September to December 2015. A few months ago I posted a blog about the show and what it's about.

After all it's important to know what you are spending your hard earned money on right? Now the truth is, the show is selling very, very well. Which means that tickets are a little more expensive than most shows.

Now don't worry theatre fans. It's not as expensive like Hamilton or Dear Evan Hansen. But it's not cheap either. Thankfully we sell it. Well that and every new play and musical this season. Get your tickets to see Farinelli and the King on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Expect the show to be a big contender at this year's Tony Awards. Until next time theatre fans.

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Monday, December 04, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants To Open Tonight On Broadway

That's right theatre fans. The wait is finally over. SpongeBob SquarePants is officially open. Well in six hours that is. Now I have never seen one episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. Not one. But even I know that this show is going to be hit! Here's hoping the critic's think so too.

The show, which premiered in June 2016 at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, began previews at the historic Palace Theatre on November 6. The new musical, which is conceived and directed by Tina Landau, features a score by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, and Cyndi Lauper.

Now for those of you who want tickets to see the show, I have some exciting news. We sell it. Not only that, but if you call right now, you can get tickets to see everyone's favorite sea sponge at a price that can' t be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer: is good thru February 15, 2018, it is for select seats only, and not valid from December 23-30. Get your tickets to see SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at the Palace Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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P.S. Here is a video clip from the show at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Broadway Revival Of Once On This Island To Open Tonight

Once on This IslandOne of my biggest regrets, was never getting the chance to see the original Broadway production of Once On This Island. Although it probably didn't help that the show closed two months prior to me moving here.

Cut to almost twenty-six years later, and my dream of seeing the show has finally come true. So did I love it? You better believe it theatre fans. I just wish it hadn't taken me almost three decades to finally see it.

Now for those of you want tickets to see this amazing production, you have come to the right place. We sell it. Plus if you call right now, you can get tickets to see this award winning musical at some amazing prices.

Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good for all performances, it for selects seats, and like always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Once On This Island on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre. You will love it. Until next time theatre fans.

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

Meteor Shower Reviews

Well theatre fans, the reviews are in for one of this season's most highly anticipated new shows. Meteor Shower, by award winning actor, comedian and writer Steve Martin, opened on November 29 on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. So what did the critic's have to say? Let's find out.

amNY

Broadway News

Chicago Tribune

Entertainment Weekly

New York Daily News

The New York Times

NY1

Time Out New York

Variety

The Washington Post

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Not too bad I think. Oh sure there were a few that weren't crazy about it. But let's face it. Critic's don't hold the same power they used too. Plus it's not like this show needed raves across the board to succeed. The show already has a record breaking advance sale of over seven million dollars. Take that critic's!

By the way, for those of you who want tickets to see the show, you are in luck. We sell it. Well that and every other show both On and Off-Broadway. Get your tickets to see Meteor Shower on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

Friday, December 01, 2017

Final Weeks To See Cats On Broadway

CatsStill haven't seen Cats yet? Well you better hurry theatre fans because time is running out. The show, which opened at the Neil Simon Theatre on July 2016, will play it's final performance on December 30. That's thirty-five days for you mathematician's out there.

Now it's always sad when a show closes. Although a year and a half is a pretty good run. Not too mention the original production ran for over nineteen years. I wonder how many years the next production will run? Oh come on. You know it will happen. Now for those of you who want tickets to see the show you are in luck. We sell it. In fact we sell every show and event in New York City.

Plus if you call us right now, you can get tickets to this beloved musical at prices that can't be beat. Be advised that while this "Special Offer" is good thru December 20 except Saturday evening performances, and as always subject to availability. Get your tickets to see Cats on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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